Glass Arts



Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads

Renee Kingsley

Glass bead making is an ancient art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color and shape that combine to make beautiful and unique glass beads. In this class you will be introduced to the equipment, tools, materials and techniques used to safely melt and form glass into glass beads. You will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of the bead as a basis of bead design and style. Learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into round beads. You will leave the class with your own beautiful beads and perhaps a dose of glass bead fever!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $60
         Non-members: $80
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $100 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1407-0428    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 28, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1407-0511    This session has been cancelled
      Sat May 11, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1407-0915    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 15, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Lampworking: Glass Bead Surface Decoration

Renee Kingsley

Want to get creative with your beads? Endless design possibilities begin with a simple dot or line. Students will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of a bead as the basis of bead design and style. Learn how to melt and move the dots and lines into various patterns and designs. Creating and using multicolor rods of glass called "twisties" will also be covered. Previous lampwork experience required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $60
         Non-members: $80
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $100 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1408-0608    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 8, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Lampworking: Adding Depth and Encasing to Glass Beads

Renee Kingsley

Looking for depth and interest in your beads? Add a layer of clear glass to get the depth and interest you are looking for in your bead designs. In this class students will learn various methods of adding an encasing layer of glass to beads. Altering the look and design of the base bead through heat control and glass movement will be covered and explored. Previous lampwork experience required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $60
         Non-members: $80
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $100 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

This is an advanced technique class. Previous lampwork experience required.

Sessions:

1490-1027    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 27, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Lampworking: Beads Don't Have To Be Round

Renee Kingsley

Tired of Round beads? Beads come in many shapes and sizes. In this class you will learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into square, triangle, bi-cone, tube and tab shaped beads. Previous lampwork experience required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $60
         Non-members: $80
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $100 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1409-1109    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 9, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm